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Archive Backup-to-Disk Folder to Tape

Created: 05 Feb 2013 • Updated: 05 Feb 2013 | 2 comments
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Hey All,

I am new to BE (well coming back to it after a few years) so sorry if I use the wrong terminology here. We are using BE 2010 R3 (13.0)

We have got a series of backup-to-disk backups that I need to get archived to tape so I can design a new backup strategy and just wanted to see the best way to do it?

I thought it would be as simple as creating a backup job to backup the folders to a tape using the 'Back up and delete the files' method, however I am worried that will delete the 'Change.cfg' and 'Folder.cfg' files which BE needs? I also read on a guide ( that said you should not copy the backup-to-disk files, so that worried me a bit thinking I might not be doing it right if I just do a backup job?

My plan is design a new strategy that duplicates a backup sets to run the backups to tape after the to disk, but I just need to clear the historical stuff first the best way possible.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.



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Kiran Bandi's picture

You can create a duplicate job to duplicate existing bkf files to tape.

Once duplicated to tape, delete bkf files from disk and BE by following this TN:


ttdgaz's picture

That's awesome Kiran, exactly what I am looking for - Thanks for that.